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Chemical Engineering (Safety and Risk), Tenured/Tenure-Track, Open Rank

The Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering
College Station, Texas
Commensurate with experience
Closing date
Nov 26, 2023

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The Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering, College of Engineering at Texas A&M University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track (Assistant or Associate professor) position with a 9-month, academic appointment, and the possibility of an additional summer appointment contingent upon need and availability of funds, beginning Fall 2024. The selected candidates will join the Mary O’Connor Process Safety Center (MKOPSC) within the Chemical Engineering department. The holder of this position will carry out research on process safety and risk management focusing data driven models, safety in process system digitalization, and dynamic risk management from a safety perspective. The successful applicant is expected to have demonstrated command on process safety, data modelling and analysis, and process system theory and applications.  Scholarship that integrates the disciplines of process safety and system engineering, and that demonstrates high impact is expected.

The Mary Kay O’Connor Process Safety Center (MKOPSC) is the world’s foremost university-based Process Safety Center. The Center serves industry, government, academia, and the public. It is a resource in education and research and provides service to all stakeholders. MKOPSC is guided by a Steering Committee of consortium member companies and a Technical Advisory Committee of industry experts. Over the past 20 years, the body of work created by the Center has led to the inarguable recognition as an unbiased science-based organization focused on creating dialogue and consensus on difficult scientific topics, amongst all stakeholders. MKOPSC is an entity of Texas Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) located in Department of Chemical Engineering. More details are available at:

The Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering at Texas A&M has a 205,000-ft2 facility in the Jack E. Brown Chemical Engineering building, with another 16,000-ft2 facility in the Giesecke Engineering Research Building shared with the Texas A&M Energy Institute. The department has 32 full-time tenure/tenure-track faculty; 7 Professors of Practice; 6 lecturers and senior lecturers; 243 graduate students; and over $37 million in endowments The department had over $19M in total research expenditures during FY21.. Among public schools, the department was ranked 16th for its graduate program and 10th for its undergraduate program.

Texas A&M University is in the twin cities of Bryan and College Station, TX, with a population of more than 273,000, and is conveniently located in a triangle formed by Dallas, Houston and Austin. Texas A&M has more than 73,200 graduate and undergraduate students enrolled. Research expenditures at Texas A&M total more than $1.14 billion annually, ranking in the top tier of universities nationwide. With an endowment valued at more than $11.5 billion, the university ranks third among U.S. public universities and eighth overall. Texas A&M is aware that attracting and retaining exceptional faculty often depends on meeting the needs of two careers and having policies that contribute to work-life balance. For more information visit . With close to 700 faculty members and more than 20,000 students, the College of Engineering is one of the largest engineering schools in the country. The college is ranked sixth in graduate studies and eighth in undergraduate programs among public institutions by U.S. News & World Report, with seven of the college’s 15 departments ranked in the Top 10. The college is also ranked 3rd in research expenditures by the American Society for Engineering Education.



Applications are welcome from scholars with a strength in, and evidence of work related to process safety. Applicants must have an earned doctorate in chemical engineering, , Process Engineering, or an earned doctorate in another field of engineering, with at least one degree in chemical engineering or process engineering.


Application Instructions

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a personal Statement (your statement should include your philosophy and plans for research, teaching, and service as applicable), and a list of five professional references (including postal addresses, phone numbers and email addresses) by applying for this specific position at Full consideration will be given to applications received by December 1, 2023. Applications received after that date may be considered until the position is filled. It is anticipated the appointment will begin Fall 2024.

For questions regarding the application process or other inquiries, please contact Mr. Jaime Andres (


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